While still in the high-on-(pink)-cloud-9-cake spirit, I’d like to invite a bunch of us to “party on” together… because I think the best part about blogging is the community aspect!
So many of us who seek or maintain sobriety can feel a bit (or a LOT) lonely at times (myself included) — whether we are actually alone, or surrounded by people. As many of us know, and as blogging-buddy Nelson and I were comment-chatting about, yesterday (—while I was at the grocery store, in fact! That’s the glorious thing about the blogging community! We can keep each other in our coat-pockets while browsing blueberry jams!—), the blogging community has helped us find new friends, which makes the journey so much more enjoyable and sustainable. So let’s keep it going!
Here are a few sobriety/recovery-journey blogs I’ve been reading, since starting here on WordPress, which you may or may not know of already, and/or might like to check out:
DrunkvsLife; one woman’s battle to choose life over drink.
“I never thought I was addicted, until I attempted to live without it. I always thought I was drinking through choice and I could stop whenever I wanted. So why would I continue to drink even after humiliating myself and disappointing those I love? I’m ready to admit I’m hooked. But I’m ready to free myself from that hook. For good.”
I loved this blogger’s truthful accounts of getting off booze and rocking it through tough moments.
“My new sober adventure!”
One Drunk’s Tale
“One Drunk’s battle with the bottle…” (a.k.a. Nelson! Nelson’s brave posting of his failures as well as his successes gave me courage to keep trying.)
Sober Asian Mum
(Understands blogging addiction, and started her blog not long before mine, so I already love this gal!)
winoholicblog – “(March 5, 2019:) Today is my day, 1095 of them to be exact. I can’t believe it’s been three years. I’m proud of myself.”
“Thoughts over Coffee and Donuts” (a.k.a. Bryan B! First kind person to leave a comment on my blog!)
“My Journey to Staying Sober.” (a.k.a. Mrs Mac!)
“A retired teacher has quit drinking” (a.k.a. Wendy! This one’s on Blogspot rather than WordPress)
“Learning how to be okay-ish again, one booze-free day at a time.” Sounds okay to me!
“Gratitude Serenity Happy”
“exploring a sober friendly sin city”
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Also, further resources:
AA Big Book (free online, and/or you can find it on Amazon or perhaps the library)
The AA 12 Steps (direct link to the 12 steps, which are part of Chapter Three of the AA Big Book)
AAOnline.net (an online AA-based meeting/chat place)
Club Soda UK (a non-drinking and mindful-drinking community)
Momastery (a.k.a. Glennon Doyle! Blogger-turned-author/activist extraordinaire!)
- “I’m the only one who made it weird when I didn’t drink at a wine tasting” also
- “5 Signs You Might Be a Gray Area Drinker—And What To Do About It“
Gals and guys, I know I didn’t do a great job of this. I’m missing a bunch of you, so please help fill in the blanks. Leave a comment with your own sobriety (or journeying-towards-sobriety) blog, no matter how irregularly updated etc., or any blogs/resources you enjoy reading or think might be helpful. Or just say hi!
Thank you to all you sobriety-loving/hopeful/maintaining/seeking bloggers! You help others with every post, mainly with your unflinching honesty and desire to improve. If we make even one person feel less alone… it’s worthwhile.
So tell me (if you feel like it!): where are you at in your sobriety (or sobriety-seeking) journey? What’s the hardest thing about it? What’s the best thing about it? What helps you the most?
Would love to hear from you. :)) Thanks a lot for being here now
One sober tree-lover.,
in an ever-hopeful forest 🙂 🙂 🙂 ❤️🌲🌲🌲🌱🍃🌿💚🎉💛